Art and Painting Related Articles

Find all articles written about art and painting. Read about what our painting tutors have been up to during and after their stay with us in France. You will also find helfull tips on painting techniques, items you may need to bring and our painting holidays.

 
 
  • My Winter Studio

    My Winter Studio

    Aberdeenshire  February 2017 (Susie Hunt on looking forward to L’Age Baston) The sun is shining bright and pure blue sky can be seen through the roof light, but there is a wind rattling every loose tile and is stripping branches […]

     
  • Painting Kit Guide

    Painting Kit Guide

    If you are a painter with experience you will have your own ideas on painting kit to bring, but if you are new to painting or have never been on a Painting holiday before, this painting kit guide from our […]

     
  • Artist Memoirs by Jennifer Johnson

    Artist Memoirs by Jennifer Johnson

    As a distraction from the biblical winds and rain we are having in Devon this winter, I sometimes reminisce about my visits to L’Age Baston last year. I had the pleasure of soaking up a whole four weeks of sunshine, […]

     
  • Summer Reflections by Artist Susie Hunt

    Summer Reflections by Artist Susie Hunt

    I have recently had my dates confirmed as a tutor at L’Age Baston again and am looking forward to teaching at the chateau for two weeks starting on the 16th and 23rd July 2016. I get a genuine lift from […]

     
  • Sketching with Artist Caroline Johnson

    Sketching with Artist Caroline Johnson

    Sketching has gained greatly in popularity in the last few years. As official Urban Sketcher for Manchester, I’ve become well known for my in situ sketches of urban, rural, domestic and figurative subjects. As such, they’ve been used as illustrations […]

     
  • 10 Tips for Water Based & Mixed-Media Painting

    10 Tips for Water Based & Mixed-Media Painting

    Water Based & Mixed Media Painting Tips by Artist Chris Forsey I am really looking forward to tutoring at L’Age Baston this Summer. It’s my first time teaching there and the Chateau comes highly recommended by previous visitors. Naturally the […]

     
  • Painting Outside with Artist Susie Hunt

    Painting Outside with Artist Susie Hunt

    Painting Outside Hello, My name is Susie Hunt and I’m an Artist and Tutor based in Aberdeenshire. I’ve been doing a lot of painting outside recently and as I’m sure you can imagine, painting outside where I live in Scotland […]

     
  • Capturing the Light by Artist Jennifer Johnson

    Capturing the Light by Artist Jennifer Johnson

    The last few days here in South Devon have been wall to wall sunshine and they have put me in mind of another four weeks teaching at L’Age Baston this summer, something to really look forward to. The pleasures of […]

     
  • Welcome New Painting Tutor Susie Hunt

    Welcome New Painting Tutor Susie Hunt

    New Painting Tutor – Artist Susie Hunt “When I was very young I would explore the countryside around my home in Kent. Discovering what I believed to be secret places, I would seek to understand them more thoroughly through drawing […]

     
  • L’Age Baston Launches Own SketchBooks!

    L’Age Baston Launches Own SketchBooks!

    Hello, It’s John Barber here writing to say that I am delighted to announce that L’Age Baston now has it’s own sketchbooks.  They are gold embossed with the famous ‘hound’ logo and almost 20cm square so perfect to carry around […]

     
  • Bonjour a Chris Forsey!

    Bonjour a Chris Forsey!

    Chris Forsey comes with all the skills and experience you could need in a tutor and the reputation for being an excellent, entertaining teacher and nice guy to boot. Chris started teaching in 1999 and holds workshops and teaches regularly […]

     
  • Thinking of taking a Painting Course this summer?

    Thinking of taking a Painting Course this summer?

    Well why not try L’Age Baston where we have been running Painting courses for over 20 years.  Château L’Age Baston is an historic house that dates back to the 14th century. It has over 20 acres of rural beauty and […]

     
  • I’d Rather be a Painter – Poem By Lizzie Fincham

    I’d Rather be a Painter – Poem By Lizzie Fincham

    We love the serendipity of the L’Age Baston experience. Here’s a bit written by one of our recent guests who wanted to do our Creative Writing course but in the end came for painting and loved it anyway. Her first […]

     
  • A Reflection of Summer Exhibitions by Artist John Barber

    A Reflection of Summer Exhibitions by Artist John Barber

    It will be lovely to have John Barber back tutoring the Painting course on the 28th of September.  What’s more, we have some last minute special course pricing of £799 (normal price £950). It’s an amazing chance to spend a […]

     
  • Jennifer Johnson at Ways With Words Literary Festival 2013

    Jennifer Johnson at Ways With Words Literary Festival 2013

    Ways With Words Literary Festival 2013 I have just finished my seventh year as Artist In Residence at ‘Ways With Words’ at Dartington Hall in South Devon. The annual event, now in its 22nd year, is a brilliant celebration of […]